CAPITOL HEIGHTS CIVIC ASSOCIATION REGULAR MEETING
September 9, 2008
The Capitol Heights Civic Association held its regular meeting on September 9, 2008 at the Capitol Heights United Methodist Church. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p. m. by Cynthia McCollister, President.
Jimmy Pool, candidate for Montgomery District Judge, dropped by to speak to our association.
The minutes of the last meeting were not available.
The treasurer’s report was presented and is attached to these minutes.
Reports from Standing Committees
2046 St. Charles Avenue – Requested approval from ARB to install a new privacy fence. Fence was approved pending approval of variance by the Board of Adjustments.
2042 St. Charles Avenue – A stop order was issued on a vinyl fence that was already installed and has been in place for several years. The property owner is on the ARB agenda for 09/23/08 to request the fence be accepted.
40 North Capitol Parkway – This property is currently in the phase where the city is allowing the owner time to sell the property before the city goes to work on the house.
2004 Madison Avenue – The addition of the deck enclosure was denied because of the materials selected.
The Centennial Homecoming Celebration is this Saturday. Members present were updated as to progress to date.
A motion was made to move an additional $2100 of Capitol Heights funds to the centennial budget for purchase of Capitol Heights merchandise. After discussion the motion was approved.
Plans are to purchase for resale T-shirts, car tags, window clings, and mugs. These items will be made available for sale at the Centennial and any other appropriate function in our future.
Norma Frederickson has resigned as secretary. The floor was opened for nominations and none were made.
The Historic Preservation Commission held its meeting tonight immediately prior to CHCA’s meeting. The HPC recognized Glen Donald’s property at 1831 Capitol Avenue as September’s Restoration of the Month. This award features significant restorations to promote interest and acknowledge and commend property owners for their investment in our city’s cultural heritage.
CHCA thanks Glen for helping to make our neighborhood a better place to live.
Karren Pell gave a presentation on Capitol Heights history. An overview of the Centennial Celebration was also given. Karren and Bruce George closed the HPC meeting with fabulous music while the attendees enjoyed refreshments.
A motion to adjourn was adopted. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:00 PM.
Cynthia McCollister, President
NOTE: Prior to tonight’s meeting, around mid August, the Executive Committee was polled regarding the purchase of merchandise. With the full support of the seven Executive Committee members we were able to contact, Cynthia McCollister, Cindy Keeping and Cindy Thornhill arranged to purchase the merchandise using their personal funds. Without this cooperation between the EC and the Centennial Chairs, there would not be enough time to order and receive merchandise between the dates of this meeting and the Centennial.